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« on: July 29, 2014, 03:26:29 PM »
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Critique welcome.
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« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2014, 03:59:26 PM »
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Hmmm... something seems off with that b&w conversion. The sky seems ok, the leaves appear too light, and I would like to see a better tonal separation between the rocks and the tree branches. Overall, those three areas (leaves, branches, rocks) seem to blend into each other, and I think they would benefit from a clearer separation.
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« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2014, 06:04:15 PM »
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I like the contrast between the blocky stones and the sweeping tree.

A nit: when it comes to clouds, timing is everything. And for "timing", read "luck", mostly.
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« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2014, 06:15:50 PM »
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Thanks for the thoughts guys.  Agreed on both counts. 
I shot this on a very fine walk with my wife and son but I rarely shoot well on those walks.  Unfortunately the number of keepers over the last couple months has been rock bottom.  Sad
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« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2014, 03:39:26 AM »
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It's a good B&W. Given the light, I am not sure how much more tonal separation can be achieved?

Also, would it have been possible to take the shot from a lower angle, reducing the overlaying between branches and rocks?
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« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2014, 05:01:44 PM »
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"luck", mostly.
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« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2014, 11:17:52 AM »
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When I first saw this last week, I wondered:

- whether the lack of separation between tree (juniper?) and rock was intentional, tree taking-on the enduring quality of rock

- whether tilt-shift would have allowed the plane of focus to be aligned with the direction of the tree into the picture plane

- whether IR would have created a tonal separation between the new growth, and the twisted roots and rock.
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« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2014, 04:49:57 PM »
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When I first saw this last week, I wondered:

- whether the lack of separation between tree (juniper?) and rock was intentional, tree taking-on the enduring quality of rock

- whether tilt-shift would have allowed the plane of focus to be aligned with the direction of the tree into the picture plane

- whether IR would have created a tonal separation between the new growth, and the twisted roots and rock.

Yes, I was trying to convey the tree (a juniper) hanging in there in the frame of the rock (thus the title) but the lack of tonal separation wasn't intentional.  In fact, I think this was a good idea that wasn't supported by the execution or the light or clouds.  I don't have experience with T-S but on an APS sensor, I don't imagine there is enough dof discrimination to work with.  That's just a guess.

I sort of pseudo-IR'd it in the processing at least in terms of pushing the greens to the extreme.  That didn't pass Slobodan's believability filter and I tend to agree.

I am going to let this sit for a while but will likely come back to it if I can identify a processing strategy that will do a better job of getting what I want.  I'm not likely to take the time to do anything about the clouds though.
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